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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:18 am 
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Useful Links

Admission in 2020

Secondary Guidance booklet
Gloucestershire LEA School Admissions
Determined Admission Arrangements

School links
The Crypt School
High School for Girls
Marling School
Pate's Grammar School
Ribston Hall
Sir Thomas Rich
Stroud High School


Familiarisation Booklet
http://www.cryptschool.org/pdf/admissio ... -entry.pdf

Previous Scores & Allocation threads.
Results Entry 2019 Offers Entry 2019
Offers Entry 2018



with thanks to SteppeFox,fairweathergardner and BJOD for collating.
*These scores all relate to tests taken with GL Assessment.
Results 2013
Results 2012
Results 2011

Report to the School Adjudicator

Open days
with thanks to cazien & all contributors
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=57993


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:22 am 
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At this time of year there are lots of questions about listing schools on the application form.

The Gloucestershire Admissions document (Entry 2020) explains here
https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/medi ... rocess.pdf
Page 4 onwards
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Choose your preferred schools/academies
 You can apply for up to five schools/academies that you would prefer your child to attend.
 Place the schools/academies in your true preference order with 1 being the school you would most like your child to attend. We allocate schools using the equal preference system. Schools/academies are not informed where you put them on your list. Please see page 5 for further details
 Even if you want a place at your local or catchment school/academy or you already have another child in the school/academy you must still apply.
 Your catchment school/academy does not have to be one of your preferences however it is unlikely that a place will be available in the event that you do not receive a place at any of your preferred schools.
Please be aware that the number of children within a catchment area may be greater than the number of places available at the school.


It then goes on to explain the Equal Preference System

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Equal Preference System Explained
Background to the system
Whether you’re applying for a primary or secondary school place for your child, it can be tough deciding which schools to list on your application form, let alone in which order you should rank them.
In the past, some schools and Local Authorities operated a ‘First Preference First’ system. Admissions Authorities could prioritise those who had listed a school as their first choice on their application form. In practice, this meant that a child who lived some distance from a school but had made it their first choice could be offered a place above a child who lived nearer but had listed it as their second choice.
The Schools Admission Code outlawed the ‘First Preference First’ system. Admission Authorities are now legally required to operate an ‘Equal Preference’ system. This means that places are offered purely on the strength of how well children fit the admissions criteria. Schools can’t favour children who listed the school as their first choice, nor rule out those who placed it lower down their list; in fact, they are not even told where they were ranked in your list of preferences.
The Equal Preference system was introduced to prevent Admission Authorities being able to give higher priority to children who listed a school as their first choice. This is particularly important where a school’s Admission Authority is the school itself – for example, foundation schools/academies, where the governing body controls admissions – as they are no longer able to select pupils based on where the parent/carer has placed the school as a preference.


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What does this mean in practice?
 On the Common Application Form you will be asked to list your top 5 choices of schools/academies in order of preference.
 After the closing date, we will put your child’s name on the list for each of the schools you have listed. Their position on the list will depend on how well your child fits the school’s admission criteria – for example, they may be higher up a school’s list if you live very near to it.
 The Equal Preference system means that at this stage, the order in which you ranked the schools will not be taken into account. Your child will be put on the list for every school you have applied to.
 Each school has a Published Admission Number (PAN): the number of places it has to offer. We will mark up the names at the top of each school’s list, up to its PAN. This is known as the School List. Those children whose names fall outside the PAN will not be offered a place at this
school. You will have the opportunity to place your child’s name on a waiting list as part of the process for the second stage (for further guidance please see Step 7).
 If your child’s name appears on only one School List, your child will be offered a place at that school, regardless of where it ranked in your preferences as long as the child falls within the school’s PAN (see above)
 If your child is on more than one School List, we will then take into account the order in which you ranked the schools on your Common Application Form. Your child will be offered a place at the school that you ranked highest.
 If your child isn’t allocated a place at any of your preferred schools, we will allocate a place at the nearest school with a space available
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:52 am 
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Hi Mitasol,
Do you know anything about Appeal in Gloucestershire? How to go about it?Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:37 am 
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Hi,

There is a thread for Gloucestershire appeals here viewtopic.php?f=16&t=34331

I’m afraid it has not been updated recently but it links to further information from the LA and to the forum appeal section.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:48 pm 
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School transport links
The Crypt School
High School for Girls
Marling School
Pate's Grammar School
Ribston Hall
Sir Thomas Rich ?
Stroud High School

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/tran ... imetables/


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